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Search and Seizure Policy

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Disciplinary Policy
Drug and Alcohol Free Campus
Expecations and Consequences for Community Standards


Responsible University Officer: Jim Benjamin -Associate Dean for Residence Life

Policy Contact: Jim Benjamin:

While the university will make reasonable effort to respect the privacy of a student’s room, Bethel University maintains the right to enter a student’s residence hall room in response to an emergency or concern for a student’s safety. If Student Life and/or Safety and Security staff have reason to believe that a student possesses illegal substances, alcohol, weapons, or evidence of illegal or dangerous behavior, they may choose to search the student’s residence hall room and property. In the event that it is necessary for local law enforcement personnel to search a student's room, an authorized university official will be present.

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